Monday, February 12, 2007

Emotional Abuse, Verbal Abuse, Racial Prejudice

I had a dream early this morning in which I had a sizable piece of shiny Plexiglas that I had to store, and the only place was tight against a rough concrete wall.

I do not know how I solved this dream-problem, but somehow my thoughts turned to emotional abuse. Perhaps our spirits are like the clear Plexiglas, and the world around us is full of rough threatening walls.

Emotional abuse can be very subtle. We all know about screaming parents telling their children they are worthless. This is blatant and obvious emotional/verbal abuse. Less obvious is prejudice. (People think they have a right to their prejudices so do not think they are perpetuators of emotional abuse.) The most subtle form of emotional abuse is hidden in love ... not all love, just certain forms of love-relationships.

Anyone wishing to learn about emotional and verbal abuse will find a lot of information at Dr

To learn more about prejudice and race relations, visit Dave Meyer's website Discuss Race.


Anonymous The Belle said...

If everyone learned a little more about emotional abuse, fewer people might be afflicted by it. It's important to spread the word.

4:22 PM  

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